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Last week we shared with you a post from the Chronicle Books Blog explaining some of the elements of book design. We hope you'll enjoy being able to recognize and name these specific details on your books!

"Another integral element of every hardcover which deserves some special attention are the endpapers. Also commonly known as end sheets, or endleaves, around here we usually just refer to them as “ends.”

These are first and last pages found in a hardbound book. Half of each endpaper is glued onto the inside of one of the covers and the other half joins that cover to the textblock. (The inside pages of a book all together are referred to as the text block or book block.) The part of the endpaper which is pasted to a cover is called the pastedown endpaper, and the unattached half is called the loose endpaper or flyleaf."

Thanks again to Allison Weiner of Chronicle Books!